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Assault Offences

Andrew Fraser

This section includes maximum penalties and sentencing statistics for assault offences, including common assault, wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. It also explains the likely penalties for an assault first offence.

An assault is defined as any touch that is not consented to. In Canberra, all assault offences are provided for under the Crimes Act. Under Part 2 of the Act, they are referred to as "Offences against the Person." As all assault matters are inflicted upon and often result in injury to another person, they are treated very seriously by the Courts.

The following pages have been designed to inform you on the different types of assault charges and penalties available to the Court.

The pages on our website are not a substitute for legal or other professional advice. Accessing or obtaining information from this website does not create a client-lawyer relationship.

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